1000 Women for Aysel Tuğluk campaign group calls for release of the lawyer

The 1000 Women for Aysel Tuğluk campaign group reacted to the forced defense of Aysel Tuğluk with the words "It is a crime against humanity".

The 1000 Women for Aysel Tuğluk campaign group reacted with a statement to the decision to force political prisoner Aysel Tuğluk, who suffers from dementia, to make a defense speech in the Kobanê Case via Audio and Video Information System (SEGBİS).

On the first day of the 14th hearing of the Kobanê Case, in which 108 people are tried on the grounds of the protest actions that took place on 6-8 October 2014 against the ISIS siege of Kobane, the court decided that Aysel Tuğluk should attend the hearing from Kandıra Prison despite her condition. On the second day of the hearing, Aysel Tuğluk attended the hearing via SEGBIS, accompanied by her lawyers. However, she had trouble speaking and answering questions.

The 1000 Women's for Aysel Tuğluk group condemned the Court decision in a statement and said that Aysel Tuğluk, a dementia patient who had difficulty speaking and expressing herself during the hearing, had asked to make her defense later.

The statement called for the immediate release of Aysel Tuğluk in order to prevent the irreversible progression of her disease and to provide treatment conditions in accordance with human rights. The group said that what is being experienced is a crime against humanity.

In the statement, the group called on everyone, starting from the institutions, to act in accordance with the law, science and conscience.